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The Speakers Corner pressing is flawless. The recording is famous and from one of the world' great recording venues. Guilini's Mozart is lively, beautifully played and interpreted. It's another no brainer from Speakers Corner. Basically, if there ever was perfect record, this is it. Very highly recommended. Audiophilia
Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 (K. 550) and 41 (K. 551) “Jupiter“ - New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini
Like all the works he composed during his extremely productive years in Vienna, Mozart’s last two symphonies are remarkable for their ambitious and demanding individuality, despite the fact that they were written in the amazingly short space of only six weeks. Any inference to the dire circumstances in which the composer was living at the time might possibly be detected in the grave character of Symphony No. 40 in G minor. The so-called Jupiter-Symphony, however, which owes its name to the Roman god, brims over with an endless joy of life. The powerful final movement with its combination of fugal technique, rondo and sonata form is quite rightly regarded as a unique compositional achievement in the classical era.
The Mozart specialist Carlo Maria Giulini, who only enters the recording studio when he is quite totally sure of a thing, has set down a performance here which does without orchestral fireworks and concentrates on a seemingly endless flow of melody. The orchestral playing is light, airy and unpretentious, the strings as soft as silk – what more could Mozart have wished for.
October/ November 1965 in the Kingsway Hall, London with Kenneth Wilkinson / Production: Ray Minshull
Carlo Maria Guilini, conductor
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
1. Molto allegro
3. Meneutto, allegretto
4. Allegro assai
Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 "Jupiter"
1. Allegro vivace
2. Andante cantabile
3. Menuetto, allegretto
4. Molto allegro